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House Backs Off Boehner's 'Plan B'

House Speaker John Boehner said the bill, which would have raised taxes on income above $1 million a year, did not have enough support to pass Thursday. In a statement, he said, "now it is up to the president to work with Senator Reid on legislation to avert the fiscal cliff."
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House Punts Tax Bill Vote And Goes Into Recess

House Speaker John Boehner said the House did not have enough support for the bill, which deals with the tax portion of the fiscal cliff.
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Is The Border Secure Enough To Tackle The Immigration System?

"Secure the borders first" has been the cry from Republicans in Congress before they'd agree to comprehensive immigration reform. That stance seems to be changing, as some experts say demanding border security first is backward.
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Financial Ties Bind NRA, Gun Industry

NRA leaders say that when they break their silence on the Sandy Hook shootings Friday, they will be speaking for the group's 4 million members. But they will also be speaking for the gun industry, which has close financial links to the association.
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Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Settle Back Into Standstill

Just days after a deal on the fiscal cliff seemed imminent, things appeared on the verge of falling apart. How did it happen? David Welna talks to Robert Siegel about how the internal politics of the House have complicated a deal to avert massive, automatic tax hikes and spending cuts.
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House Republicans Face Threat Of Primary Challenges In 'Plan B' Vote

A number of conservative groups are vowing consequences for Republicans who line up behind House Speaker John Boehner and his plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff." Fiscal conservatives say that how GOP members vote now could set the stage for the 2014 primary season.

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